University College Students Show Love to Toronto’s Homeless

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

On January 28, teams of students walked around downtown Toronto handing out TTC tokens and praying with the homeless. It was, “Eye-opening and touching…it showed me how present God is”, Alex Staines said. Last Saturday, a Student Council organized event enabled 3 teams of University College students minister to homeless men and women in downtown Toronto.

Organized by Alex, the Local Outreach Coordinator for the UC Student Council, the outreach was organized to give Tyndale students exposure to poverty and to bless the homeless. University College students took clothing collected from a clothing drive to Scott St. Mission, handed out Tim Horton’s cards to the homeless and chatted and prayed with those they met. “There was a positive response. Students were asking when we’re going out next”, Alex added.

Sarah, 2nd year B.A. Business Administration, responded, “I…enjoyed conversing with homeless about the love of God and praying for their aches and pains…I would definitely go again,” Sarah adds, “It was fun to be used again as a beacon of light and a vessel for Jesus”.

This outreach is one of many that the UC Student Council provides for students to get involved in ministering locally and globally. This week UC students are hosting, “Love Week” which includes many community events and outreach opportunities, such as a missions fundraiser and a Love Knit for the homeless. To finish the week, UC students will be going to Evergreen Soup Kitchen to volunteer.


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